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August 30, 2018
Last Week's poll results: We did not get enough responses to report results.. only one responded to last week's poll.

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Winner Winner 7 Dinners on sale NOW!
Winner! WInner! 7 dinners! We are only selling 100 chances so you have a 100 to 1 chance to be the lucky winner! The winner will be drawn as soon as 100 chances are sold so hurry in to BookStacks to get yours. $20 per chance to win and only 100 chances up for grabs. The winner will receive a coupon book with 7 dinner coupons ($175 dollar value) to these local eateries:
  • Bucksport House of Pizza
  • Carrier's Mainely Lobster
  • Crosby's Drive-In
  • Harbor View Grille
  • The Island Rise & Shine Restaurant
  • MacLeod's Restaurant
  • Verona Wine and Design
You may also purchase a chance or two at the chamber's new office space at 54 Main street, Bucksport but BookStacks is open more hours
Join us Saturday, September 29th for Golftoberfest held at the Searsport Pines Golf Course. From Links to Lederhosen! The Fourth Annual Golf Tournament AND Oktoberfest…

The Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Tournament is right around the corner. The 18-hole tournament will be held on Saturday, September 29, with a 9:00am registration, and a 10:00am shotgun start. This year brings us back to the Searsport Pines Golf Course. They served as a wonderful home for the tournament in the past and this year we return with the added fun of Oktoberfest.

If you plan on taking part in the golf tournament you must pre-register at the Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, by September 14, 2018. You can download your registration form or register online here.
Oktoberfest Mixer
You are invited to a networking Mixer on the Green on September 29th at Searsport Pines Golf Course from Noon to 3 PM.

Mix & Mingle with other business professionals as you party like an Austrian. Enjoy Mittagessen (Lunch with a German flare) and a Stein full of your favorite that you get to keep. The first fill is on us the rest are up to you.

Stein Hoisting and sliding competitions will be held hourly so you can compete to win prizes!

Feel free to invite coworkers, business associates, and friends. You can purchase your $25 ticket at the Chamber Office or pay online below

Senior Center Meals & Activities

Aerobics 8-9am 
Knitting and Crocheting 9:30-11am
Skip-Bo Cards 9:30-11am 
"3-13" Cards 12:30-2pm
Poker & Hand and Foot Cards 5:30-9pm
Bridge Games - 6:30pm (not during the summer months)

Evening Bingo 5:45-8pm
Day Quilters - 1st Tuesday 9am to 3pm

Aerobics 8-9am 
Skip-Bo Cards 9:30-11am
Scrabble 12:15-2pm

Bridge 12:30-4pm
Poker & Scat/31 Cards 5:30-9pm

Aerobics 8-9am 
Skip-Bo Cards 10-11am
Wahl's Dairy Port Flavor Calendar

Specialty Soft Serve Flavors
Over 30 Flavors of Gifford's Hard Serve
Hours 11am to 9pm Daily
79 Main Street, Bucksport ME
Private Home Care, Inc.
Private Home Care, Inc. is a personal care agency serving in-home clients in the Belfast, Maine and surrounding areas. Our services address health, safety and nutrition needs, as well as individual aspects of care such as personal interests and activities. 

Pack a Pint of Pickles Program
Pack a Pint of Pickles Program
August 23, 24, 30, 31
from 1 – 4 p.m. each day
Wilson Museum, Hutchins Education Center,
112 Perkins Street, Castine, ME

August is the perfect season to pick produce and put it up for the long winter ahead. Wilson Museum’s Executive Director Patty Hutchins will lead a four-part series of hands-on pickle workshops on Thursday and Friday, August 23 and 24 and another batch the following week on Thursday and Friday, August 30 and 31 from 1 - 4 p.m. each day at the Hutchins Education Center in Castine. Pickles to be processed include mustard pickles, dilly beans, sour pickles, relish, bread and butter pickles, spiced crabapples and dill pickles. Participants will relish taking home one to two pints of pickles per day. Per person cost of the Pack a Pint of Pickles program is $15 per day or $50 for the whole batch. Class size limited to 10 - call 207-326-9247 for more information or reserve on the Museum’s website: www.wilsonmuseum.org/calendar.
WSCS Bake Sale
Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018
Jerry's Hardware
9:00AM - 1:00PM
The Women of the Bucksport United Methodist Church will hold it's last bake sale of the season, featuring our delicious pies ( blueberry, apple, strawberry-rhubarb), cookies, baked beans, yeast bread and rolls, fudge, as well as many other goodies! If you wish to reserve a pie, please ahead to Chris Petravicz @ 469-9979. Proceeds from our bake sales go toward our community outreach efforts. Thank you for your continued support of our sales. Special thanks to Jerry's Hardware for giving us the venue! For more info, please call Chris P. 
Rabies Clinic in Orland
Rabies Clinic in Orland! September 1st, 2018, from 10am-12pm, at the Orland Fire Station, 91 School House Road. Dogs & Cats are welcome. The cost is only $15 per shot!
IRS News
Working in the sharing economy? Do a ‘Paycheck Checkup’ now to avoid a surprise tax bill at year’s end
The IRS urges anyone working in the sharing economy to perform a Paycheck Checkup now to avoid an unexpected tax bill when they file their return next year.

Many people working in the sharing economy are employees, in which case their employers should be withholding taxes from their wages. Many others are not working as employees, so they need to make sure they pay their taxes either through withholding from other jobs they may have, or through estimated taxes.

Either way, because of the far-reaching tax changes taking effect this year, IRS urges taxpayers, including those in the sharing economy, to perform a Paycheck Checkup now. The easiest way for most employees to check their withholding is through the Withholding Calculator available on IRS.gov.

See the August 17 news release for more information.
Playing at the Alamo
"Leave no Trace"
Sponsored by Alec & Carolyn Horth
August 31- September 2, 2018
109 minutes 
Will (Ben Foster) and his teenage daughter, Tom (Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie), have lived off the grid for years in the forests of Portland, Oregon. When their idyllic life is shattered, both are put into social services. After clashing with their new surroundings, Will and Tom set off on a harrowing journey back to their wild homeland. The film is directed by Debra Granik from a script adapted by Granik and Anne Rosellini.

Fri 31 Aug, 6:00pm
Fri 31 Aug, 8:15pm
Sat 01 Sept, 6:00pm
Sat 01 Sept, 8:15pm
Sun 02 Sept, 2:00pm*
Sun 02 Sept, 6:00pm

General Admission $8
Students/Seniors $7
Members $5

*The Sunday matinees will feature OPEN CAPTIONS
Pentagoet Inn & Restaurant
Discover Pentagoet Inn & Restaurant in the heart of Castine, Maine. The restaurant is open Monday - Saturday serving innovative dishes, locally sourced seafood, and delicious cocktails. Don't miss Jazz on the Porch every Tuesday night through the end of September.

Call 207-326-8616 to Reserve Today!
Live Music at Verona Wine & Design Saturday
Come see Flannel Doughboys this Saturday, September 1 from 6:30PM to 9PM at Verona Wine & Design
Public Breakfast Buffet
The Bucksport United Methodist Church, at 71 Franklin Street, Bucksport, will host a Public Breakfast Buffet on Saturday, September 8th, from 6:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m.

This All-You-Care-To-Eat meal features many delicious entrees, beverages and homemade baked goods. The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children, and $25 for a family of four or more. 

For more information, please call the church office at 469-3622 or Ed Petravicz at 469-9979.
The 3rd Annual "Great Event" Community Yard Sale in Stockton Springs
The 3nd Annual GREAT EVENT is Coming to Stockton Springs September 8th!

Stockton Springs Community Library (SSCL) will host the 3rd annual GREAT EVENT on Saturday, September 8th from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. The grounds of the Library and Town Office will once again be filled with a Giant Yard Sale, Barbecue, Bake Sale, Homemade donuts, Children’s Events for all ages, and much more!

The atmosphere will be festive and everyone is invited to join in the celebration! Find bargains, enjoy good food, see old friends and meet new ones at the GREAT EVENT!

There are still a few spaces available in the yard sale. If you’d like to rent a space at the GREAT EVENT Giant Yard Sale you should come to the library during open hours. Library hours are Monday 3:00 – 5:00 pm, Tuesday 4:00 – 7:00 pm, Wednesday 3:00 – 5:00 pm, Thursday 9:00 am – Noon and 6:30 – 8:30 pm, and Saturday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. To reserve your space you must fill out an application and pay in advance either by check or cash. Spaces are approximately 10’ x 15’. Cost is $35. You may bring your own table or you can rent a table for an extra $5. Organizations and crafters are also welcome to rent space in the Giant Yard Sale. The GREAT EVENT will happen rain or shine. For more information call 567-4147.

This family event is going to be chock full of good bargains, great food, entertainment for the kiddies, community spirit, and much, much more! We’ll see you on September 8th in Stockton Springs!
Bucksport's Wednesday on Main
BUCKSPORT’S WEDNESDAY ON MAIN and WERU Community Radio, generously sponsored by Darling’s of Augusta, Bangor and Ellsworth, and The Town of Bucksport, kicks off its 2nd Annual Music Documentary Film Series in high style, with the brilliant, uplifting and poignant film, “Miss Sharon Jones!”

Wednesday, September 5
Alamo Theatre, 85 Main Street, Bucksport
Admission $8

Sharon Jones, whose determination and grit took her, belatedly, finally, to fame – but not much fortune. Always told she was never good enough (“you're too black, too short, too old”); Sharon finally broke through as a renowned soul singer, hailed as a modern-day female James Brown.

Dreams never expire, but sometimes they are deferred. Miss Sharon Jones follows the talented and gregarious singer of the Grammy nominated R&B band "Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings." In the most challenging year of her life, Sharon Jones confronts pancreatic cancer. As she struggles to find her health and voice again, the film intimately uncovers the mind and spirit of a powerful woman determined to regain the explosive singing career that eluded her for 50 years. This fiery soul singer’s comet streaked across our skies and disappeared too soon, leaving a legacy of funk and soul that still gladdens our hearts.  

For more information, visit www.bucksportwom.com , www.weru.org , or call Paula Kee at 207-266-7999
Sacred Places Concert for the Wildlands
Saturday, September 8
7 PM - 10 PM
Bald Mountain Community Center
1287 Bald Mountain Rd, North Orland

Please join us for this campfire concert and intimate conversation with local songwriters about their art, inspiration, and their connection to conservation. This year's panel of songwriters and supporting musicians includes Chris Poulin & Juliane Gardner of Castine, Brian & Melissa Estes and Raeleen Erskine of Ellsworth, and Shawn & Maizey Mercer of Orland. All proceeds benefit the Great Pond Mt. Conservation Trust. Special thanks to the Bald Mt. Community Center for donating the space for this event! Suggested donation $10/ each, $25/family, kids under 12 free
Freshwater Stone is Hiring!
The success of Freshwater Stone depends on the men and women who come to work here every day. Our commitment towards our crew grows from an appreciation of their dedicated craftsmanship and exceptional work ethic.

To work at Freshwater Stone means to share our core values of hard work, family and health. To support these values, we offer a social, yet challenging health and fitness program that is free to all Freshwater Stone employees, as well as their families. We also have a safety and regulatory professional who is available every day.

Positions currently available at Freshwater Stone:

Construction Department:
  • Stone Mason’s Tender
  • Class A Truck Driver with Crane Certification

Fabrication Department:
  • Interior Stone Fabricator
  • Interior Stone Templater/Installer
  • CAD Draftsman/Installer

Architectural Stone Department:
  • Saw Operator
  • Laborer

Facilities Maintenance:
  • Facilities Assistant

Fiber College is looking for Vendors!
Located on the Coast of Penobscot Bay
September 5-9, 2018
216 West Main Street   
Searsport, Maine 04974

The Shopper's Boulevard is an important part of the Fiber College Experience. We work hard to offer a variety of offerings and promise you that we will not accept several booths offering the exact same materials. Since our inception, we ask that the booths be focused on providing artists, crafters, and collectors with the supplies they will need to be creative themselves. We wish the Shopper's Boulevard to remain a haven for inspiring creativity and "doing." 

When you are packing your (much lighter) bags to head home we want three things for you: (1) You feel relaxed and have enjoyed the experience, (2) The weekend was a financial success, understanding that if students were engaged at your booth, they will be looking for you in the months and years to come, and (3) You made new contacts that re-vitalize your commitment to this wonderful sector of the creative economy.

When you complete this registration process you will have the option of paying immediately by credit card (this is a secure site) or choosing to send a check (personal or bank) within 5 days of the day you register.

12 x 12 Outdoor Vendor Booth (more space available if needed)   Friday, September 07, 2018 - Sunday, September 09, 2018 $62.00

Registration questions will include:
  • If you are bringing animals, what will you bring and how much space will you need for the pen?  
  • What products and/or services will you be providing in your booth?  
  • Is there any more information we need to make things perfect for you?  
  • Would you like more information about being part of our rolling classes "area"? At this time it is only available to people with their own tents and space to teach. You will be paid $10/student/session at the end of the weekend.  

Fort George Revolutionary War Encampment September 8-9
During the weekend of September 8-9 Castine’s Revolutionary War fort will come alive with an encampment hosted by Friends of Castine Fortifications and the 74th Highlanders. The encampment will be open for visitors from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. There is no charge to attend the encampment or its programs. Fort George is located on Battle Avenue in Castine. 

Visitors will be able to see and meet volunteer reenactors who will portray the Scottish, British and Hessian troops stationed at Fort George. Also attending will be reenactors portraying the Loyalist families living in Castine during this period. 

Visitors will see demonstrations of what life was like at the fort after the British victory during the Penobscot Expedition in 1779. Among the activities and demonstrations will be drills, recruitments and displays about medical practices during the War. 

Two special presentations are scheduled for Saturday, September 8 both held in Castine.  

4:00 pm - Maine Maritime Academy, 1954 Room, Alfond Student Center, 2 Pleasant Street
“Jonathan Lowder's Truckhouse on the Maine Frontier 1776-1779”
Historian Charles Lagerbom will talk about the history, building, occupation, post-occupation and archaeological investigation of an American Revolutionary War Trading Post on the Colonial Maine Frontier. 

7:00 pm - Emerson Hall, 67 Court Street
“Fort George in “Hessian” correspondence of the American Revolution”
Who were the German troops at Fort George and what were their experiences at this British outpost in the American Revolution?

Fort George was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1969. The Fort’s history began in 1779 when the British Royal Navy sent a detachment of troops here, intending to use the site as a base of operations against the American rebels. They built Fort George on the highest point of ground overlooking Penobscot Bay. Upon learning of the British landing, the Massachusetts legislature (this area still being a part of the Massachusetts colony) resolved to send a combined military and naval expedition to expel British and occupy the fort.
The “Penobscot Expedition” was one of the greatest naval defeats in American history. Poor co-ordination, bickering commanders, inadequate training, and inexplicable delay allowed the British to defend the fort and inflict a humiliating defeat on their opponents, who were sent fleeing up the Penobscot River. Among those involved in the defeat was the Boston silversmith Paul Revere, whose uncooperative behavior and poor relations with the commanding officers led many to seek his censure by court martial.

For further information visit www.FriendsofCastineForts.com or call the Castine Historical Society at 207-326-4118. 
3rd annual International Maritime Film Festival announces winners, tickets now on sale 
The 3rd annual International Maritime Film Festival is pleased to announce this year's winning films. The festival runs from Friday, September 28 through Sunday, September 30, 2018 at the historic Alamo Theatre in downtown Bucksport, Maine. 

The Grand Prize winning feature-length film, "Captain of Utopia" by French filmmaker Sarah Del Ben, tells the story of François Bernard, known as “Ben”, who has explored the most remote places of the world for more than 30 years: the North Pole and the South Pole, and Mount Everest. One day, he realized that he was tired of being alone. That is the starting point of his ambitious project: ATKA. For 17 months, the boat traveled on the west coast of Greenland, carrying on board, in turn, personalities from various backgrounds—base jumpers, circus artists, teenagers, sick women and children—to discover the icecap. It is the beginning of an amazing human adventure on how the altruism and the determination of a man can change the life of a hundred others. Critics have called Captain of Utopia, “A deeply moving movie of humanity, bursting with generosity.” 

The Runner-Up feature-length prize goes to "Lobster War: The Fight Over The World's Richest Fishing Grounds," a 2018 film by American filmmaker and Boston Globe reporter David Abel. The film is about a climate-fueled conflict between the United States and Canada over waters that both countries have claimed since the end of the Revolutionary War. The disputed 277 square miles of sea, known as the Gray Zone, were traditionally fished by US lobstermen. But as the Gulf of Maine has warmed faster than nearly any other body of water on the planet, the area’s previously modest lobster population has surged. As a result, Canadians have begun to assert their sovereignty, warring with the Americans to claim the bounty.

In the short films category, the Grand Prize is awarded to "Herring Opera," a 2017 film by the American filmmaker Tessa Schmidt. Herring Opera is set in the small coastal town of Sitka, Alaska, where the most dramatic signal of spring is the arrival of the herring. Massive fishing boats arrive from out of town to vie for the "million dollar set," local Alaska natives prepare to harvest herring eggs in the traditional way, and thousands of whales, seals, and eagles crowd the ocean to eat the herring. This short nonfiction film presents all the bustle of springtime in Sitka in an operatic form, using classic opera pieces as a score of this modern but timeless struggle between nature, tradition, and technology.
The Runner-Up prize in the short films category goes to "The Sea Is My Brother" by American filmmakers Shari Rothfarb Mekonen and Avishai Mekonen. This 2018 film follows the fight in Congress of WWII Merchant Marine Veterans who seek justice for being excluded from the GI Bill for the 42 years before they were legally declared veterans in 1988.

Additional films will be screened at the festival as part of the IMFF spotlight series. This year, IMFF is partnering with the Island Institute and the program will include several of their "video postcards" that capture life on Maine's islands as well as examine the impact of climate change on island and coastal life. The 3rd annual IMFF will also include the launch of a new initiative, IMFF: Fresh Takes. Supported by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, IMFF: Fresh Takes will be year long project led by Maine-based film maker Jim Picariello. Beginning this fall, Jim will work with students from Bucksport High School to create films that will be debuted at the 2019 International Maritime Film Festival. The participating students will be introduced at this year's festival and Jim will be on hand to give an exciting preview of the project. 

A final program for the 3rd annual IMFF will be announced in late August. Tickets are on sale at the website, maritimefilmfestival.com. Tickets are also available at BookStacks located at 71 Main Street in Bucksport and at Archipelago located at 386 Main Street in Rockland. 
Free Tai Chi Classes Set to Begin in September
Since the program began in 2014, more than 500 people from across Hancock and Washington counties have participated in Healthy Acadia’s Tai Chi for Health classes. What’s the tai chi appeal?

The ancient Chinese practice of tai chi is clinically proven to be an effective exercise form that improves health and overall well-being. Tai chi’s slow, gentle, mind-body movements have been found to increase flexibility, concentration, endurance, and muscle strength; as well as improve balance and reduce falls. Tai chi can also be effective in relieving physical discomfort and in doing so, may improve overall physical and mental function. Over 94% of those surveyed who have participated in the Tai Chi for Health program report improved strength, flexibility and balance, with 100% of respondents reporting an increased ability to relax.

If you have never practiced tai chi, or want to refresh your practice, Healthy Acadia will be offering eight-week beginner-level Tai Chi for Health courses at three locations in Hancock County this fall. Healthy Acadia’s tai chi instructors are certified through the Tai Chi for Health Institute, which employ science driven curricula developed by Dr. Paul Lam and a team of medical and tai chi experts, making Tai Chi for Health safe, easy and fun for people of all ages and levels of ability. While the classes are free, a donation is suggested.

• Ellsworth – Thursdays, 10:45am to 11:45am, September 13 – November 1, 2018 at Moore Community Center (133 State Street).

• Bucksport – Fridays, 11:00am to 12:00pm, September 14 – November 2, 2018 at Bucksport Regional Health Center (110 Broadway).

• Blue Hill – Tuesdays from 2:00pm to 3:00pm, September 25 – November 13, 2018 at Parker Ridge Retirement Community (63 Parker Ridge).

To register or for more information about Tai Chi for Health classes in other locations across Hancock and Washington counties, contact Nina Zeldin at 667-7171 or nina@healthyacadia.org or visit https://healthyacadia.org.
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